Revisions (TV series)

Revisions (Japanese: リヴィジョンズ, Hepburn: Rivijonzu) is an anime television series directed by Gorō Taniguchi and animated by Shirogumi. The series aired from January to March 2019 on Fuji TV's +Ultra programming block.

Revisions
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Anime key visual
リヴィジョンズ
(Ribijonzu)
GenreAction, Mecha
Created bySFS
Manga
Written bySFS
Illustrated byKuro
Published byKodansha
MagazineMonthly Shōnen Sirius
DemographicShōnen
Original runNovember 26, 2018June 26, 2019[1]
Volumes2
Anime television series
Directed byGorō Taniguchi
Produced by
  • Akitoshi Mori
  • Toshiaki Obata
  • Kazuya Ide
Written by
Music byAzusa Kikuchi
StudioShirogumi
Licensed byNetflix
Original networkFuji TV (+Ultra)
Original run January 10, 2019 March 28, 2019
Episodes12 (List of episodes)

PlotEdit

Daisuke Dojima is a student who was kidnapped when he was a child. Now he and his friends are involved in one of the "Shibuya Drift" strange events, travelling 300 years into the future. There, the enemy known as "Revisions" fight using giant mechanical monsters. Daisuke and his friends are fighting to defeat the enemy and recover their present.[2]

CharactersEdit

Daisuke Dojima (堂嶋 大介, Dōjima Daisuke)
Voiced by: Kōki Uchiyama (Japanese); Bryce Papenbrook (English)[3][4]
Daisuke is a 17-year old high school student at Seisho who has an extreme hero complex due to Milo telling him of his prophecy as a child, and grew up a strong believer of it.
Milo (ミロ, Miro)
Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu (Japanese); Reba Buhr (English)[3][4]
Milo is an agent of AHRV from the year 2388 who assists the SDS in their battle against the Revisions. Her future self had encountered the SDS as children and told Daisuke of his prophecy, a time she would personally experience near the end of the series.
Chang Gai Steiner (張・剴・シュタイナー, Chan Gai Shutainā)
Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki (Japanese); Kyle McCarley (English)[3][4]
Gai is one of Daisuke's childhood friends and the twin brother of Lu. Officially, he is assigned to be the leader of the SDS
Chang Lu Steiner (張・露・シュタイナー, Chan Rū Shutainā)
Voiced by: Rie Takahashi (Japanese); Cherami Leigh (English)[3][4]
Lu is one of Daisuke's childhood friends and the twin sister of Gai.
Marin Temari (手真輪 愛鈴, Temari Marin)
Voiced by: Manaka Iwami (Japanese); Erika Harlacher (English)[3][4]
Nicknamed Mari-mari, she is one of Daisuke's childhood friends and a member of SDS. Unlike the others, Mari-mari is originally very weak-willed, but she later overcomes this.
Keisaku Asano (浅野 慶作, Asano Keisaku)
Voiced by: Sōma Saitō (Japanese); Griffin Burns (English)[3][4]
Keisaku is one of Daisuke's best friends and a member of the SDS. Amongst the people in Shibuya who were transported to 2388, Keisuke came to the time period solely with his mother.
Chiharu Isurugi (チハル・イスルギ, Chiharu Isurugi)
Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa (Japanese); Lauren Landa (English)[5][6]
Chiharu is a member of the Revisions who eagerly awaits for her new body to complete.
Mukyu Isurugi (ムキュー・イスルギ, Mukyū Isurugi)
Voiced by: Yukari Tamura (Japanese); Melissa Fahn (English)[5][4]
Mukyu is a member of the Revisions.
Nicholas Satō (ニコラス・サトウ, Nikorasu Satō)
Voiced by: Hōchū Ōtsuka (Japanese); Keith Silverstein (English)[5][4]
Nicholas is a member of the Revisions and the main antagonist of the series. In public, he takes the form of a small and harmless teddy bear, however his true body has the frightening ability to control gravity and wreak major havoc.
Mikio Dōjima (堂嶋 幹夫, Dōjima Mikio)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese); Erik Scott Kimerer (English)[7][4]
Mikio is Daisuke's uncle.
Yumiko Yazawa (矢沢 悠美子, Yazawa Yumiko)
Voiced by: Aya Endō[7]
Yumiko is a teacher at Seisho.
Ryōhei Kuroiwa (黒岩 亮平, Kuroiwa Ryōhei)
Voiced by: Masaki Terasoma (Japanese); Jake Green (English)[7][4]
Kuroiwa is the police chief of Shibuya.
Seiichirō Muta (牟田 誠一郎, Muta Seiichirō)
Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (Japanese); Joe Ochman (English)[7][4]
Muta is the Mayor of Shibuya. His ideals for survival highly differed from Kuroiwa, as he believed that negotiating with the Revisions would benefit them greatly.
Kanae Izumi (泉海 香苗, Izumi Kanae)
Voiced by: Yuka Terasaki (Japanese); Christine Marie Cabanos (English)[8]
Izumi is a police officer who works with SDS.

AnimeEdit

Fuji TV announced the series during a livestream event in March 2018. The series is directed by Gorō Taniguchi and written by Makoto Fukami and Taichi Hashimoto, with animation by studio Shirogumi.[9] Character designs for the series are provided by Sunao Chikaoka and adapted for CG animation by Jun Shirai.[9] Kazuhiko Takahashi serves as director of photography, Takamitsu Hirakawa is the CG director for the series, Jin Aketagawa is the sound director, Akari Saitō is the editor, and Azusa Kikuchi composes the series' music.[9] Other staff includes Yōhei Arai (mecha design), Makoto Shirata (BG concept artist), Yutaka Ōnishi (matte paint director), Ryū Sakamoto (art, setting), and Akemi Nagao (color design).[9] The opening theme is "Wagamama de Gomakasanaide" by The Oral Cigarettes.[7] The ending theme is "Curtain Call" by Weaver.[10] The series premiered on Fuji TV's +Ultra timeslot from January 10 to March 28, 2019.[7][9] The series was streamed on Netflix worldwide.[3]

No. Title Written by Original air date
1"Shibuya Transfer"
"Shibutani Tensou" (渋谷転送)
Makoto FukamiJanuary 10, 2019 (2019-01-10)
As a child Daisuke was abducted; his four friends saved him with the help of a strange woman, Milo, who tells him he will one day save his friends from a great disaster. Now in second year of high school he is obsessed with his alleged heroic destiny, alienating his friends. One day, his hometown of Shibuya, Tokyo is shifted to a post-apocalyptic future and his school is attacked by a mechanical monster, slaughtering some, capturing others. Milo appears and temporarily incapacitates the monster. Apparently, she does not know Daisuke yet, but grasps the situation and leads him to a mecha [Milo calls a String Puppet) to fight the monster (a Revision).
2"Heroic Desire"
"Yuusha Ganbou" (勇者願望)
Makoto Fukami,
Asaura
January 17, 2019 (2019-01-17)
Daisuke saves the captives from the Revision's bio-cage and destroys the enemy. He and his friends and Milo are arrested and brought to the newly established provisional government, while Shibuya descends into chaos and panic. Milo explains they are stranded in the year 2388 and that she is from an organization called AHRV that has a plan to get Shibuya back to their time. Daisuke and his friends' help is required as they are the only ones able to pilot the three String Puppets she can provide.
3"Guardians"
"Shugosha-tachi" (守護者たち)
AsauraJanuary 24, 2019 (2019-01-24)
4"First Return Plan"
"Daiichiji Kikan Keikaku" (第1次帰還計画)
Asaura,
Kou Kimura
January 31, 2019 (2019-01-31)
5"Appearance of the Future"
"Mirai no Sugata" (未来の姿)
Makoto FukamiFebruary 7, 2019 (2019-02-07)
6"Because They're Humans..."
"Datte, Hito Dakara..." (だって, 人だから...)
Makoto FukamiFebruary 14, 2019 (2019-02-14)
7"Midnight Rhapsody"
"Mayonaka no Kyoushikyoku" (真夜中の狂詩曲)
Kou KimuraFebruary 21, 2019 (2019-02-21)
8"Operation Nephilim"
"Operation Nephilim" (オペレーション・ネフィリム)
AsauraFebruary 28, 2019 (2019-02-28)
9"Loss of Destiny"
"Soushitsu no Unmei" (消失の運命)
Kou KimuraMarch 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)
10"Everyone's City"
"Minna no Machi" (みんなの街)
Makoto FukamiMarch 14, 2019 (2019-03-14)
11"The Last Hope"
"Saigo no Kibou" (最後の希望)
Asaura,
Kou Kimura
March 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)
12"Revert"Makoto FukamiMarch 28, 2019 (2019-03-28)

ReceptionEdit

Writing for Monsters and Critics, writer Patrick Frye compared the Science Fiction anime to the isekai genre "except that an entire city is thrown into a new world via time travel." Although the character development, plot twists, and CGI animation were praised, it's claimed the "biggest negatives centered around the protagonist Daisuke who suffers from an obsessive hero complex for most of the first season ... which made watching the first eight episodes feel grating or insufferable."[11] In May 2019, Anime News Network listed Daisuke one of the most, "scrubbiest scrublord protagonists”.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (June 27, 2019). "Revisions Science Fiction Manga Ends". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  2. ^ "Revisions the new Netflix anime". Zona Japón.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Revisions Anime's Video Reveals Cast, Visual, Netflix Worldwide Exclusive Streaming". Anime News Network. July 7, 2018. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Shibuya Transfer". Revisions. Episode 1. USA: Netflix. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Language Cast.
  5. ^ a b c "Revisions Anime Casts Yōko Hikasa, Yukari Tamura, Houchu Ohtsuka". Anime News Network. November 20, 2018. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  6. ^ Landa, Lauren (2019-06-03). "Happy Monday! Something else a little new for those of you who don't know;
    You can now hear me as Chiharu (with her bunny tail/ears and all) in "Revisions"! Now on @netflix !!!"
    . @Lauren_A_Landa. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Revisions Anime Reveals Promo Video, Visual, Additional Cast". Anime News Network. December 4, 2018. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  8. ^ Episode 08:Operation Nephilim. Event occurs in closing credits*:
  9. ^ a b c d e "Fuji-TV Reveals Revisions Anime With Goro Taniguchi, Shirogumi". Anime News Network. March 8, 2018. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  10. ^ "Revisions Anime's New TV Ad Reveals, Previews Weaver's Ending Theme". Anime News Network. December 23, 2018. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  11. ^ "Revisions Season 2 release date on Netflix: Revisions manga, light novel series launched alongside anime". Monsters and Critics. May 17, 2019. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  12. ^ "This Week in Anime - is Netflix's Revisions Worth Watching?".

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